I love to entertain and in this room I've had some of the best of times with family and friends. Here you will find some of my finer pieces of art.
1 View of the dining and living rooms. The dining room table is made of converted South African railroad ties cut from Austrailian Red Jarrah trees in the 1870's.
2 View towards front entrance.
3 View of the living room as seen from the dining room.
4 The painting is by Chen Bolan entitled The Dancer II. Pots and rifle are from Jordan, Ibex from Africa and the mask from Venice.
5 A closer view of the Dancer II.
6 Matisse on the left and Hopkins on the right.
7 Picasso. Toreando A La Veronica.
8 A nice shot showing some of the artwork in the dining and living rooms.
9 Works by Leo McDowell. From left: Wedding Bouquet, Black Horse and Rider, and Through the Window.
10 During the kitchen remodeling I had lights added to the plant shelf to add additional illumination to the artwork on the walls.
11 The painting on the left is by Thomas Kipness and the two pieces on the right are a Bedouin necklace and a Syrian sword from the early 1800's.
12 View of some of the artwork.
13 Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.
14 Carved piece from Senegal entitled The Shark Hunters.
15 Another view of the Shark Hunters. The painting to the left of the sculpture is by Rick DeMont.
16 View of the dining table with light reflecting off of it. The table is very heavy weighing in at 1,100 pounds (499 kg).
17 Close up vew of the dining table.
18 Close up vew of the dining table. As you can see the Red Jarra wood has a wonderful rich color to it.
19 Closeup of the table showing how the railroad ties were cut and fitted together. The round holes is where the spikes were placed to hold the rails in place.
20 View of the dining table looking out towards the living room area.
21 Another view of the dining table looking out towards the living room area.
22 Here you can see the weathering of the railroad ties. The ties were sanded down just enough to remove the rough edges and splinters to let the weathering really come through.
23 Here you can see a nearly complete rail road tie. It runs the whole length of the table.
24 The painting of the Grand Canyon is by Dillie Thomas and the carved swan bench is from Mexico.
25 This is a fairly eclectic room with a variety of furniture and artwork. There as pieces from Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Italy and the United States. The painting is by Rick DeMont. Somehow it all seems to work.
26 Living room.
27 Living room view from the top of upstairs landing.
28 Painting by Dillie Thomas "Ocotillo."
29 Hallway and stairs. The artwork to the right of the stairs is from Roy Fairchild and five pieces by Leo McDowell.
30 View from the living room towards the second story of the house.
31 The large painting on the far left of the photo is by Roy Fairchild and the five pieces are by Leo McDowell. On the right, the painting is by Ani Yellowhammer and the pot is from Vietnam.
32 Another view of the stairs. This area is decorated with a Coelophysis dinosaur, wood sculpture from Sengal, pottery from Peru, El Salvado and Jordan, bean grinder from Syria, small stand from China, carving from Jordan, four painting from Max Hayslette, and one painting from Jennifer Carney.
33 This is a panoramic view of the dining room. I created this photo using several other photos and then joining them in Photoshop.
34 This is a panoramic view of the living room. I created this photo using several other photos and then joining them in Photoshop.